Flora of Northern Ireland
Festuca altissima
© Paul Hackney
Festuca altissima
© Paul Hackney
Festuca altissima
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This fescue is a tall graceful perennial species of glens and shady places, and is rather local in its distribution in Northern Ireland. The flower spikelets are pale-coloured and carried in rather loose open panicles, the whole plant reaching about three feet in height. The leaves are wide and flat.

All names: Festuca altissima All.